|Title:||The impact of virtual pulmonary rehabilitation programme on physical activity on people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a feasibility study|
|Author(s):||O O.’Shea, G. Murphy, L. Forde, G. Casey, L. Fox, K.M.A. O’Reilly|
|Institution:||RCSI and Mater University Hospital|
|Poster:||Click to view poster|
|Abstract:||Lower levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with increased mortality in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (Nishiyama et al. 2018). The aim of this study was to explore the impact the impact of a virtual pulmonary rehabilitation (VPR) programme on PA levels in people with IPF.|
Patients referred to an interstitial lung disease specific PR programme were screened for eligibility. Baseline (BL) and post intervention (PI) outcome measures were collected: PA (Actigraph GT3x+), exercise capacity (either 6 minute walk test (6MWT) or 1-minute sit to stand (STS)) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) (Kings Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD)). The K-BILD total score ranges from 0-100, with 100 representing the best possible health.
To date 37 patients were invited to participate and 13 participants were recruited. Results are reported as mean (standard deviation). Age 72(11) years, 8 males;5 females. FEV1 2.3(0.3)L/min, FVC 2.9 (0.5) L/min. K-BILD: BL 53(8), PI 55(9), 6MWT (n=5): BL 362(127)m, PI 425(136)m, 1-minute STS (n=6): BL 17(3), PI 22(6). Moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA): BL 19(19) minutes, PI 26(28), step count: BL 338 (2847), PI 4576 (3748).
VPR can result in increased PA in people with IPF.